Coughing is a reflex which expels mucus of the airways and causes disease.
Coughing can be a result of a weakened heart, allergies, smoking, and a symptom of lung cancer.
Therefore, because cough may be only a symptom, but cause a completely different disease, this is what is best to use.
For a dry, hacking cough use:
– iceland moss
The best known cure for dry cough is marshmallow, which soothes the irritated mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. It is used as a syrup or tea (do not cook, because the servant mallow dissolves and in cold water). Is effective for cough that occurs after a cold.
Iceland Moss also releases mucus that coats the irritated mucous membranes of the throat and the pharynx and thus reduces the urge to cough. It works against inflammation and bacteria.
Chamomile acts against the inflammation and reduces the irritation of the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract. It acts mildly antibacterial.
For productive cough and expectoration of the phlegm use:
Plantain is traditionally used as a good remedy for coughs and and also to reduce the bronchial secretions. Plantain leaf has antimicrobial activity, and prevents the development of infection, enables expectoration, expands the bronchi, and reduces irritation to cough (productive cough), and on the throat and pharynx acts anti-inflammatory (for dry coughs).
Ivy, on the other hand, facilitates expectoration and expands the airways. It is used in acute and chronic inflammation of the airways, accompanied by productive cough (coughing up the mucus). He also works mucolytic (dilutes secretions), spasmolytic (spreads bronchi and relaxes them) and expectorant (allows coughing). Does not block the cough, dissolves mucus and reduces irritation to cough. It works antiviral and antibacterial.